WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement on a the murder of an American Citizen in Tel Aviv. 

“Today an American citizen was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife on a boardwalk in Tel Aviv. This horrific attack is unfortunately just one more in an unyielding wave of Palestinian terror attacks throughout Israel in recent months. Since October, Palestinians stabbings, shootings, and car attacks have claimed the lives of 28 Israelis and two Americans. The Palestinian Authority must take responsibility for inculcating hatred and violence among Palestinians and put an end to the incitement that has cost so many innocents their lives. Without doing so, any path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians will only lead towards a dead end.”

Congressman Poe is Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism.